Georgia

HOW TO VOTE IN THE GEORGIA US SENATE RUNOFF ELECTION - JANUARY 5, 2021

Elections were held for both of Georgia’s US Senate seats on the November 3, 2020. Both of these races are going to Runoff elections, to be held on January 5, 2021, as no candidate received at least 50% of the vote.

The two races are:

  • US Senate: Jon Ossoff (Democrat) versus David Perdue (Republican)

  • US Senate Special: Raphael Warnock (Democrat) versus Kelly Loeffler (Republican)

DEADLINES

Dec 7, 2020 – Register to vote, if needed at votefromabroad.org. [By Email, Fax, or Mail]

Jan 5, 2020 – Request a Ballot, if needed at votefromabroad.org. [By Email, Fax, or Mail]

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Jan 5, 2020 – Voted Ballot Postmark Deadline [By Mail only] - and -

Jan 8, 2020 – Deadline for Voted Ballot to be Received in GA (and any signature fix documentation to be received)

REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST 

Check your Absentee Ballot Status on: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do (After you submit your information, go to “Click here for Absentee Ballot status” in lower left box):

 

BALLOT

Ballots for the January 5, 2021 Runoff election will not be available until after the recount is completed for the Nov 3rd General election, which may take several weeks.

To allow sufficient time to mail back your ballot before the deadline, we strongly recommend overseas voters fill out and mail in a Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB)

 

BALLOT RETURN

The instructions will indicate how to prepare your ballot for mailing and will provide the mailing address for your election office in Georgia.

RETURNING BALLOT BY COURIER (INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE)

Given the time deadlines and the fact that the Christmas season will further exacerbate the mailing disruptions caused by COVID, we recommend that you use a courier service to return your ballot if possible. And we strongly recommend voters use a courier service for any ballots mailed back in December.

 

VERIFY YOUR BALLOT WAS ACCEPTED--AND FIX IF NEEDED

After you mail in your ballot, be sure to verify it was accepted. If your ballot is rejected for signature issues, GA will let you fix it but the deadline to do so is Jan 8, 2021.

 


 

If you have questions, please ask our Voter Help Desk (the orange circle on the bottom right of the screen) or email us at helpdesk@votefromabroad.org.

Or drop by for live one-to-one voter assistance via Zoom. For more information for dates and times, please click the link: Global Voter Assistance (Live via Zoom).